Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #319"][Date "2017.05.23"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2b2r1k/1p2Npbp/1n1Q2p1/1P6/1P3P2/1q4PP/5KB1/2R1R3 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #319

Counterstrike

Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #318"][Date "2017.05.17"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2k5/8/2K1P3/b7/8/6B1/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #318 Level: 5-Queen

Archived Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #293"][Date "2016.03.06"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6q1/6p1/2k4p/R6B/p7/8/2P3P1/2K5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #293

Attracting the defender


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #292"][Date "2016.03.01"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r4/5b1p/5qk1/pp1p1p2/3Q1P1P/1P4P1/P5BK/2R5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #292

Distracting the defender


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #291"][Date "2016.02.21"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3rqb2/2R3pk/p3n1pp/1p1p4/3B4/PP6/1P4PP/4RQK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #291

Eliminating the defender


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #290"][Date "2016.02.01"][Result "0-1"]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. de5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Bb4 5. Nd2 Nc6 6. Nf3 Qe7 7. e3 Nge5 8. Ne5 Ne5 9. Be2 a5 10. O-O d6 11. Nb1 Be6 12. a3 Bc5 13. Nc3 Nc4 14. Nd5 Bd5 15. Qd5 Nb6 16. Qb7 O-O 17. Rac1 Rab8 18. Qc6 Qd7 19. Qe4 Rfe8 20. Qd3 Qe6 21. Bd1 Qe4 22. Qe2 Nd5 23. Bg3 Ne3 24. Re1 {White resigned}


Puzzle of the week #290

Budapest gambit


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #289"][Date "2016.01.18"][Result "1-0"]1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. e3 Nc6 6. Nge2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. d4 Bf5 9. Bd2 Qd7 10. Bh1 Na5 11. b3 Rab8 12. Rc1 a6 13. f4 Bf8


Puzzle of the week #289

English opening


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #288"][Date "2015.12.07"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "7R/7p/5P1k/4PKpP/8/8/8/8 w - g6 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #288

Retrograde


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #287"][Date "2015.11.25"][Result "1/2-1/2"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 a6 4. Ngf3 c5 5. exd5 exd5 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Nb3 Ba7 10. Bg5 O-O 11. c3 Re8 12. Qc2 h6 13. Bh4 Nbd7 14. Rad1 Qb6 15. Kh1 Nf8 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Rxd5 Ng6 18. Rd2 Nf4 19. Nfd4 Nxe2 20. Rxe2 Bd7 21. Rfe1 Rxe2 22. Rxe2 a5 23. Qe4 Re8


Puzzle of the week #287

French defence, Tarrasch


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #286"][Date "2015.11.16"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4 10.Kd1 Nbc6 11.Nf3 dxc3 12.Ng5 Nxe5 13.f4 Rxg5 14.fxg5 N5g6 15.h4 e5 16.h5 Nf8 17.Qg7 Bg4+ 18.Ke1 e4 19.Be3 O-O-O 20.Qxf7 Ne6 21.Qf2 {Stop here for a bit and analyse the position before moving on to replay the winning line} d4 22.Be2 dxe3 23.Qxe3 Bxe2 24.Qxe2 Rd2 25.Qxe4 Qg3+ 26.Kf1 Qf2#


Puzzle of the week #286

French Winaver


Level: 4-Rook

-----rk-
---N--pp
p-n--q--
--Qp----
-p------
---P----
PP----pP
-K-b--R-

Puzzle of the week #285

French defence classical


Level: 4-Rook

-r----k-
---b-ppp
rq-Np---
----P---
-n-Q-P--
-N-P----
-P----PP
-KR-R---

Puzzle of the week #284

French defence classical


Level: 4-Rook

r-b-r-k-
pp---ppp
--nq-n--
--bp----
--------
--PB-N-P
PPQN-PP-
R-B--RK-

Puzzle of the week #283

French defence exchange


Level: 4-Rook

---b----
-p-k-ppp
p---p---
---pP---
-Pr--PP-
P---B---
-R--K--P
--------

Puzzle of the week #282

French defence advanced


Level: 4-Rook

--------
p-------
--------
-p------
-P--N---
--Pk----
P------K
--------

Puzzle of the week #281

Knight+ endgame


Level: 4-Rook

----r-k-
pp-n-b--
-qp---p-
----B-P-
P-P----P
---p----
--P-QR-K
-----R--

Puzzle of the week #276

Windmill


Level: 3-Bishop

r---kb-r
-pp---p-
p---bp-p
-----q--
---QN---
-P------
PBP---P-
---RR-K-

Puzzle of the week #275

Double attack


Level: 3-Bishop

--r-q-r-
pb-n-ppk
---pNn-p
--pP-P--
--p----B
P-P----R
---Q--PP
-B---RK-

Puzzle of the week #274

Double attack


Level: 3-Bishop

-----k--
p----r-p
---q----
--p-p-N-
P-P-----
--------
------QB
-------K

Puzzle of the week #273

Forks (,,,)


Level: 3-Bishop

q----r-k
-----p-p
p--pp--Q
-p--b---
--------
--P--R--
P-P----P
------RK

Puzzle of the week #272

Breaking pins (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

r-bqk--r
pp---ppp
--n--n--
--b-p-B-
----N---
---P----
PPP--PPP
R--QKBNR

Puzzle of the week #271

Breaking pins (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

---r----
pp---pk-
-b----pp
---nq---
--------
-N--PB-P
P---QPP-
---R--K-

Puzzle of the week #270

Relative pins


Level: 3-Bishop